Let's face it (no pun intended) — during the summer months, a good skincare routine can fly right out the window. A summer skincare routine should focus on protecting your skin from sun damage, preventing excessive oiliness, and keeping your skin hydrated.
Here are some important elements to consider for a summer skincare routine:
- We all know sun protection is crucial during summer to protect from sunburn and sun damage. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and apply it generously to all exposed areas of your skin —reapplying every two hours or so. Look for clean sunscreens using the Environmental Working Group App (Healthy Living) or looking for those that say Reef Safe.
- Along with preventing sunburn, we also need to protect our skin from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is caused by UV radiation from the sun, but also from environmental factors such as air pollution including from forest fires. The main oils in Avoila all provide protection against oxidative stress including Avocado, Grape seed, Rosehip seed and Sea Buckthorn oils.
- Opt for a lightweight face oil that provides hydration without feeling heavy or greasy on your skin. Hydrating your skin with ingredients like avocado oil help maintain its health and prevents dryness caused by sun exposure.
- If you have oily or combination skin, incorporate products with ingredients that help dissolve sebum like Kalahari Melon oil and balance excess oil production like Camellia seed oil and Rosehip seed oil.
- Cleanse your skin twice a day to remove sweat, dirt, and sunscreen residue. Choose a gentle cleanser that won't strip away essential moisture.
- Use a more gentle exfoliation method during summer as it can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Harsh physical scrubs can irritate already sensitive skin.
- Hydrate your skin from within by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Additionally, consider using a hydrating facial mist to keep your skin refreshed during hot summer days.
- Use a light face oil around the eyes to keep the delicate areas moisturized and protected against sun damage. Maintaining hydration will also minimize the appearance of fine lines.
- Don't forget to protect your lips from the sun's harmful rays. Use a lip balm with SPF to shield your lips from UV damage and keep them moisturized.
- Consider foregoing heavy foundations allowing your skin to breathe and reducing the risk of clogged pores and breakouts. Instead, opt to use a facial oil like the one from Avoila to give your skin a healthy-looking glow.
- f you've spent time in the sun, soothe your skin with after-sun products containing aloe vera or avocado oil. These ingredients can help alleviate redness, irritation, and dryness caused by sun exposure.